Pop superstar Justin Timberlake was arrested on Long Island in New York for allegedly driving while intoxicated, authorities said.

Authorities detained Timberlake early Tuesday and released him from custody later in the morning after being arraigned in Sag Harbor.

Timberlake was charged with one count of DWI and has a scheduled court date for July 26th.

From the Associated Press:

Sag Harbor is a coastal village in the Hamptons, around 100 miles (160 kilometers) from New York City. In the summer, it is a hot spot for wealthy visitors.

A young Timberlake was a Disney Mouseketeer, where his castmates included future girlfriend Britney Spears. He rose to fame in the boy band NSYNC and embarked on a solo recording career in 2002. As an actor, Timberlake has won acclaim in movies including “The Social Network” and “Friends With Benefits.”

He has won 10 Grammy awards and four Primetime Emmy Awards.

Last year, Timberlake was in the headlines when Spears released her memoir, “The Woman in Me.” Several chapters were devoted to their relationship, including deeply personal details about a pregnancy, abortion and painful breakup. In March, he released his first new album in six years, the nostalgic “Everything I Thought It Was,” a return to his familiar future funk sound.


“On June 18, 2024, Justin Timberlake was arrested in Sag Harbor for Driving While Intoxicated,” the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office said in a statement, according to NBC News. 

“He will be arraigned in Sag Harbor Village Justice Court this morning. At this time, we have no further comment,” the statement added.

NBC News reports:

Timberlake had dined at The American Hotel in Sag Harbor “and then headed to a friend’s house when he was pulled over by police,” a source close to the musician said.

Timberlake is set to play in Chicago on Friday and Saturday before coming back to play at Madison Square Garden in New York City next week on Tuesday and Wednesday.

His “The Forget Tomorrow World Tour” had been in Miami on Saturday and Tampa on Friday.

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